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Fox Int’l Channels launches content sales division

Fox International Channels is launching a content sales division, which will offer both scripted and unscripted formats, employing programming from the flagship Fox, National Geographic Channel, Fox Sports and Foxlife networks.
September 4, 2014

Fox International Channels (FIC) is launching a content sales division, which will offer both scripted and unscripted formats, employing programming from the flagship Fox, National Geographic Channel, Fox Sports and Foxlife networks.

Led by Simon Thomas, exec VP of global sports and content sales, the new team also includes Prentiss Fraser, who serves as senior VP of global entertainment sales; Germaine Deagan Sweet, in the new role of senior VP of factual and commercial operations for National Geographic Channel; Andrew Guy, senior VP of sports content sales; and Connie Hodson, formerly of Sky Vision, who is joining the team as VP of commercial affairs.

The moves form part of a strategy to strengthen FIC’s status as a major player in the distribution business, Thomas said.

The FIC Content Sales features a library of programming from the four core brands, including sports, unscripted, drama and factual programming. National Geographic Channel’s global content sales team will also fall under the FIC Content Sales umbrella.

“Through our revamped content sales efforts, we will continue to increase the revenue stream required to attract premium content creators to our brands.” said Hernan Lopez, president and CEO of FIC, in a statement.

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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